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Fending off Threats Ahead of the Federal Election
February 28, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
If the U.S. and French elections—and those of other countries—are anything to go by, we’re just as vulnerable to manipulation by external forces ahead of our own federal election. Are we prepared for what could lie ahead, including politically driven misinformation and propaganda? More importantly, what can voters do to combat these forces and what can news media do to gain public trust? Grégoire Lemarchand, deputy editor-in-chief and head of social networks at Agence France-Presse, and Stéphane Perrault, chief electoral officer of Elections Canada, share their insights in a conversation with Anne-Marie Dussault, host of Radio-Canada’s 24/60.